Reserve Bank likely to keep interest rates unchanged next week
/ 24 May 2024

Reserve Bank likely to keep interest rates unchanged next week

Consumer inflation has eased but is still not comfortably within the central bank’s target of 3% to 6%

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Consumer inflation eases in April, but interest rate cut still unlikely this month
/ 22 May 2024

Consumer inflation eases in April, but interest rate cut still unlikely this month

The central bank has maintained the key repo rate at 8.25% since hiking it by 50 basis points in May 2023

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Disinflation uncertainty could push interest rate cuts to 2025
/ 23 April 2024

Disinflation uncertainty could push interest rate cuts to 2025

The US Federal Reserve’s ‘higher for longer’ stance and local election jitters have weighed on the rand, adding to price pressures

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How much does bread actually cost?
/ 2 April 2024

How much does bread actually cost?

It’s not a straightforward answer, but Julius Malema should have been able to at least estimate

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MPC holds repo rate at multi-year high
/ 27 March 2024

MPC holds repo rate at multi-year high

Inflation is now expected to return to the Reserve Bank’s midpoint target at the end of 2025, later than previously forecast

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SARB will hold off on rate cuts until July, experts predict
/ 27 March 2024

SARB will hold off on rate cuts until July, experts predict

Today’s monetary policy committee meeting comes in the wake of a surprise acceleration in South Africa’s annual inflation rate

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Sibanye-Stillwater: Gold to the rescue amid platinum price crash?
/ 11 March 2024

Sibanye-Stillwater: Gold to the rescue amid platinum price crash?

Having its roots in gold, the diversified mining company has been shielded from the PGM price crash

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Clouds part for global economy, but SA’s prospects remain gloomy
/ 31 January 2024

Clouds part for global economy, but SA’s prospects remain gloomy

The International Monetary Fund has slashed South Africa’s 2024 growth forecast as the country’s economy grapples with logistics constraints

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Middle East crisis: Why aren’t oil prices much higher?
/ 26 January 2024

Middle East crisis: Why aren’t oil prices much higher?

Lower prices are good insofar as inflation is concerned but they suggest that economic troubles lie ahead

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Reserve Bank sticks to its guns, keeps interest rates on hold
/ 25 January 2024

Reserve Bank sticks to its guns, keeps interest rates on hold

Governor Lesetja Kganyago suggested the central bank will look for the inflation rate to fall within its target before it administers relief

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Inflation slows again, but interest rate cut is probably still off the table
/ 24 January 2024

Inflation slows again, but interest rate cut is probably still off the table

After the release of the December inflation data, Investec chief economist Annabel Bishop said the Reserve Bank is likely to remain hawkish amid upside risks

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Inflation’s defeat is an empty victory
/ 9 January 2024

Inflation’s defeat is an empty victory

This year will finally see interest rates fall. But whatever relief the Reserve Bank administers, it will have come too late for some

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2024 economy: Some relief after a rocky road
/ 2 January 2024

2024 economy: Some relief after a rocky road

Last year was dismal on a number of fronts. And although things probably won’t get exponentially better, there is some hope on the horizon

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What does the latest inflation data mean for your shopping cart?
/ 18 December 2023

What does the latest inflation data mean for your shopping cart?

We can now evaluate the harvest of 2023

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Reserve Bank holds repo rate, looks through shock inflation data
/ 23 November 2023

Reserve Bank holds repo rate, looks through shock inflation data

Despite ongoing volatility, the monetary policy committee revised its 2023 headline inflation forecast down slightly

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Reserve Bank expected to hold off on hikes
/ 21 November 2023

Reserve Bank expected to hold off on hikes

However, inflation will probably remain elevated into next year

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Who protects us from rising prices?
/ 22 September 2023

Who protects us from rising prices?

In the wake of a food affordability crisis, prices at retail level are not controlled and the government is at arm’s length

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